Ipswich War Memorial and Cenotaph

Known when an adult and on war records as ALBERT EDWARD BREWER.

Born: 1890, Ipswich.

Death: 25th July 1916; age 26; KiA.

Residence: 14, Kensington Road, Coventry, Warwickshire.

Enlistment Location: Coventry, Warwickshire.

Date of Entry Therein: 22nd March 1915 – France.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 2877

Regiment: Royal Warwickshire, 1st/7th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 9a, 9B & 10B.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Joseph & Louisa Brewer, late of Camden Road, Ipswich; husband of Ruth Catherine Brewer, of 55, Alston Road, Ipswich.


Cousin to Thomas Richmond Stokes ADAMS.




1891   Euphrates Cottage, Camden Road, Ipswich.


Alfred was a year old and living with his parents & siblings.

Joseph Brewer, 40, a Jobbing Gardener, born Sutton, Suffolk.

Louisa Brewer (nee Smyth), born Ipswich.

Louisa Sarah Brewer, 11, born East Sutton, Yorkshire.

Walter Henry Brewer, 10, born Ipswich.

Mary Ann Kate Brewer, 9, born Ipswich.

Robert William Brewer, 8, born Ipswich.


1901   Grace Cottage, Camden Road, Ipswich.


Alfred was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Joseph, 50, a Jobbing Gardener – own account.

Louisa, 50.

Julia Harriet Brewer, 22, a Monthly Nurse, born East Sutton, Yorkshire.

Louisa, 21, a Nursery Governess.

Walter, 20, an Army Soldier – Private.

Mary Ann, 19, a Dressmaker’s Assistant.

Robert, 18, a Stableman – Tramway Co.

Arthur Percy G. Brewer, 9, born Ipswich.


Alfred’s father, Joseph Brewer died September 1908, at the residence of his daughter, at Oulton House, Whittington Road, Bowes Park, London. His mother, Louisa Brewer died January 1909, at the residence of her daughter, in Ipswich.


In 1915, Coventry, Warwickshire, Alfred married Ruth Catherine Adams, born October 1879, Ipswich – daughter of Thomas Adams, a grocer and Kate Amelia Adams (nee Corbyn).

They had 1 son:

George A. Brewer, born 1917, Coventry – died 1918, Coventry.


Probate to Ruth C. Brewer – widow, of 14, Kensington Road, Coventry, Warwickshire.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ruth C. Brewer – widow, of 55, Alston Road, Ipswich, the Adams’s family home.


Royal Warwickshire, 1st/7th Battalion:

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